Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Less is Not Always More: 3 Reasons Larger Point of Sale Paper Rolls Save Time and Money

In an effort to save money, a large number of customers are now ordering smaller point of sale paper rolls. While it may appear to be a cost savings to order a smaller roll, the cost per foot is actually higher than larger rolls. Most standalone POS thermal printers can hold a 3 1/8” x 301’ paper roll, however we are seeing an increase in sales of 200', 220’, or even smaller rolls. Credit card terminals normally hold a 2 ¼” x 110’ paper roll but people are often buying the 80’, 85’ or even smaller. Simply put, ordering the largest roll your terminal or printer can handle is the wisest choice. Here's why:

  1. Larger Rolls reduce your shipping, handling and warehousing costs. Purchasing larger paper rolls means a reduction in your shipping and handling because you have to order less often. 
  2. Less roll changes and register downtime save valuable time and money. Changing rolls less frequently equates to lower personnel costs and an increase in customer satisfaction. The time you save can be better spent servicing customers! 
  3. Larger rolls offer a lower cost per foot of paper. While there is a higher up front cost, the larger paper roll is actually less expensive and lasts longer.
Smaller Rolls Just Don't Measure Up
Check out our roll comparison sheet below to see the yield differences:

If you purchase a 2 1/4" X 110' Roll:

Original Roll Size
Increased Yield  
with 110' Roll
2 1/4" X 80'
2 1/4" X 85'

If you purchase a 3 1/8" X 301' Roll:

Original Roll Size

Increased Yield 
with 301' Roll 
3 1/8" X 200'
3 1/8" X 220'
3 1/8" X 230'
3 1/8" X 273'

Our paper roll products are designed to deliver high performance and compatibility in all common transaction printers while minimizing the user's total cost of ownership. Our paper rolls are used in a wide range of applications including Point-of-Sale, Cash Register, Credit Card Terminal, Kiosk, Fax, Pay-at-the-Pump, Medical, Casino/Gaming, Self-Check-out, Mobile Printers and many others.  

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